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No, Voter Turnout Did Not Change the Election

I’ve seen several media outlets claiming that Trump only won because of reduced voter turnout — even though voter turnout was up 0.4% from 2012. The argument goes that turnout was down in some key areas and among some key … Continue reading

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The Trump Landslide Myth

A number of my Trump-loving friends have told me that the polls are wrong. When I inquire further, I hear that the polls are rigged or that Trump is so hated that voters tell pollsters they’re voting for Clinton while actually … Continue reading

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What The 2016 Election is Really About

The 2016 U.S. Presidential election is like none other before it. Donald Trump –the most politically inexperienced candidate to run for president in my lifetime — somehow manages to win the Republican nomination despite the fact that the party establishment and  most party activists were dead set … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney

For those of you who don’t know, the province of Alberta was ruled by conservative governments for 80 consecutive years. There was a switch in the middle where one conservative party (the Progressive Conservatives) took over from the other (Social … Continue reading

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The Number One Trump Quality

Numerous theories have been bantered about in the media and online over Donald Trump’s inexplicable success. Unfortunately, they end up missing the mark because the authors are all too often preoccupied with discovering that one negative trait they can peg … Continue reading

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Reza Aslan is one of the most trustworthy and knowledgeable scholars on the planet today. Or so I’ve been told by the fawning mainstream media. Sensationalism and gotcha moments trump the truth in the media because that’s their bread and … Continue reading

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Thomas Mulcair fell victim to circumstance because he was holding the reins of New Democratic Party (NDP) at the wrong time. Getting rid of him, as the party did this week, made about as sensible as firing the coach after external forces (injuries, etc.) cook the team’s chances. It wasn’t Mulcair’s fault, but he was the guy at the top, so he had to go. Maybe it will make a difference, but at the end of the day you still have the same players on the ice, so probably not. Continue reading

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